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Fourteen killed in Ecuador bus accident

AFP  |  Quito 

Fourteen people were killed and 26 injured when a bus drove off the highway in central Ecuador, flipped and caught fire, local police said today.

The accident took place around 10 pm (local time) yesterday on the highway between the capital Quito and Andean city of La Mana, police Colonel Cristian Barreiro said in a video released by the Ecu911 emergency service.

The survivors were rushed to hospitals in Quito and the Santo Domingo province, while authorities said they were working to identify the fatalities.

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 20:57 IST